Crenshaw Cougars head coach Robert Garret (center) congratulates Brian Irving #54 after Irving returns a Venice Gondoliers turnover for a touchdown in the first half at Crenshaw on Friday, November 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. Crenshaw won 59-10 and advances to the City Section CIF finals in Division 1 against Narbonne on December 1 at East Los Angeles College. Michael Yanow
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Category California, CIF, City Section, Crenshaw High School, East Los Angeles College, High School Football, LA, Los Angeles, Photography, Photojournalism, Robert Garret, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Venice, Venice High School
Category Angelo Gasca, CIF, City Section, Crenshaw High School, Football, Friday Night Lights, Lamar Stewart, Photography, Photojournalism, Playoffs, San Pedro High School, Sport, Sports, Sports Photography, Venice, Venice High School
Venice wide receiver Lamar Stewart #8 scores a 11-yard touchdown against the defense of San Pedro with under a minute left in the game to take a 27-24 lead on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Venice, Calif. Venice wins 27-24 and advances in the city division 1 playoffs and will play Crenshaw High School the day after Thanksgiving at Crenshaw.
Venice head coach Angelo Gasca (right) embraces Venice wide receiver Lamar Stewart #8 after Stewart’s game winning touchdown catch and run under a minute left in the game.
San Pedro senior running back Darrell Santiago #36 shows his emotions after losing to Venice.
Category CA, California, CIF, Football, Helix High School, High School, High School Football, Outdoors, Photography, Sports, Sports Photography, Sunset, The Curious Palate, Touchdown, Venice, Venice High School
My assignment on Friday, September 30, 2011 was to cover Venice High School’s football matchup against Helix High School, from La Mesa, California (10 miles east of San Diego). The moment I stepped on the field I noticed the beautiful sunset. I quickly started to snap photos of Helix going through their warmups. Next I approached the referee asking him in a joking but serious manner if at all possible to start the game 15 minutes ahead of schedule. I need those minutes to capture game action against the colorful sunset. He was unable to change the start time and told me to go the beach to photograph the sunset.
I nervously waited for kickoff hoping the vivid colors would stick around. To my pleasure the the rich tones in the sky were present for the first 15 minutes of the game.
Game Recap: Helix jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. Venice roared back to tie the score at 14 all and added a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. The second half had a different story but all to familiar to Venice. Venice’s undersized defenders wore down against Helix’s offense. Helix outscored Venice 28 to 3 in the last 30 minutes of play. Helix drove back to San Diego County with a 42-20 victory.
Really off topic: before the game I ate at The Curious Palate on Venice Blvd and Inglewood in Mar Vista. If you enjoy apricot jam, they have the best. It was heaven on my tongue. I look forward to going back and buying a jar.
Ernest Shipley of Helix High School walks off the field during pre-game warmups in Friday night’s contest against Venice High School on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Venice, Calif.
Helix running back Michael Adkins huddles the defense and scores a touchdown in the first quarter against Venice on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Venice, Calif.
Category 13.1 Marathon, Los Angeles, Marathon, Photography, Sports Photography, Starving For Gravity, Street Photograph, Sunrise, Venice, Venice Boardwalk, Venice High School, Westchester High School
Over 2,500 runners took over the Venice Boardwalk and Venice Blvd on Sunday, January 16th 13.1 Marathon® and 5k. The morning started with an amazing sunrise and brought with it ideal conditions for running the 13.1 mile course.
The morning sunrise at Venice Beach.
Runners of the 13.1 Marathon® run by a grocery store along Venice Blvd.
Along the course were multiple entertainers. Evan the fire breather blows fire to amusement of the runners and spectators.
The elite runners start off the 13.1 Marathon® on the Venice Boardwalk.
Westchester’s drum line lined the street indulging the runners with upbeat music.
Westchester’s cymbal players jump and slap the cymbals under their legs while performing on the course.
Category Basketball, Fairfax High School, High School, Los Angeles, Photography, Sports Photography, Venice, Venice High School, Western League
This week I got back to photographing at high school sports games. Wednesday night I traveled to Venice High School (Gondoliers) where they took on Fairfax High School (Lions). Venice has a nice trio of guards, Chad Tanioka, Kyle Smith and Brian Dotch but were out matched by the Lions height and athleticism from the start of the game. Venice could not consistency score points and Fairfax jumped to a double digit lead and Venice would not get any closer. Venice was defeated 48 – 70.
Chad Tanioka dribbles around Fairfax’s defenders on full court press.
Kyle Smith pressures Landon Drew of Fairfax on the defense of end.
Kyle Smith floats into the lane and puts up a shot.
Rashawn Brewer goes through his free throw ritual from the line after being fouled.
Category CIF, Crenshaw High School, De'anthony Thomas, Football, High School, High School Football, Los Angeles, Photography, Sports Photography, Touchdown, Venice High School
Venice High School traveled to Crenshaw High School for a chance to play in the City Section finals of the CIF playoffs. Quarterback Dean Sarabia of Venice completed the first pass of the game for 42 yards to Frank Murray. Three plays later Venice found the endzone to score the first points of the game. These points would be the last for Venice until the fourth quarter and after Crenshaw put up 63 points on the scoreboard.
Venice’s offense was not sharp on the night and committed numerous turnovers. Crenshaw capitalized on the turnovers and turned them into points led by Blue Chip recruit De’anthony Thomas who has committed to University of Southern California. Crenshaw moves onto to play Caron in the City Chamionship on December 11th at 1pm in the Coliseum.
Larry Clark a San Diego State recruit lines up for the national anthem with his teammates.
Deontay Banks rumbles into the endzone for the game’s first score.
De’anthony Thomas answers Venice’s score with a 20 yard touchdown run. Thomas’ touchdown set off a scoring feast by Crewnshaw by scoring the next 63 points.
#24 Joseph Pullard on defense runs into the endzone for a touchdown.
De’anthony Thomas a Oregon recruit snatches the ball out of mid-air.
Category CIF, Football, High School, High School Football, LAPD, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Sports Journal, Pepper Spray, Photography, Playoffs, San Pedro High School, Sports Photography, Touchdown, Venice High School, Western League
San Pedro High School traveled north on the 405 to Venice to take on Venice High School in a second round CIF playoff matchup. Venice has not faired well against San Pedro lossing to them second before in the playoffs. Will this year team put a stop to the losing trend?
To help answer the question for Venice a 96 yard touchdown on the opening kickoff by wide receiver Gabriel Marks helps out. Venice takes an early 7-0 lead. San Pedro pounded the ball up the middle against Venice’s run defense but only scored 10 points in the first half. San Pedro took a 10-7 lead into halftime.
Venice’s defense in the third quarter had the bend but don’t break mentality. San Pedro drove numerous times deep into Venice territory but walked off the field not scoring. Venice held San Pedro scoreless in the second half. A key play in the second half for Venice was a blocking field goal attempt. The block saved three points but Gabriel Marks snatched the ball from the air and scramble 85 yards for the touchdown to increase their lead to 14 points. A 10 point swing.
Venice score twice in the third quarter and two more times in the fourth to win 35 to 10. They move onto the third round of the CIF playoffs and will play Crenshaw next Friday night.
The evening ended on a sour note when a San Pedro player punched a Venice player in the handshake line. Chaos took over which lead to a Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) officer using pepper spray to separate the teams. To learn more of the incident visit my earlier posting or visit Sports Journal LA.
The tradition of slapping the wall upon exiting the locker room.
Larry Clark celebrating Gabriel Mark’s 96 yard touchdown run to open the game up.
Venice blocking San Pedro’s field goal attempt in the third quarter. Gabriel Marks ran the ball 85 yards for this second special team’s touchdown on the evening.
Jahret Hood coming from the blind side to sack the quarterback and jarring the ball loose for Venice to recover.
Gabriel Marks caps off his evening by intercepting the ball and any threat of San Pedro scoring late in the game.
Category CIF, Football, High School, High School Football, LAPD, Los Angeles, Photography, Playoffs, San Pedro High School, Sports Photography, Venice High School, Western League
Correction from pervious post: the police officer involved in the incident is part of the Los Angeles School Police Department not LAPD.
Chaos took place after the Venice [High School] defeated San Pedro [High School] 35 to 10 in the second round CIF playoff game. Both teams lined up for the customary hand shakes at the completion of the game. A minute into the hand shakes a San Pedro player punched a Venice player in the head. Venice players were saying #60 of San Pedro threw the punch (its unconfirmed at this time). From that moment coaches and Los Angeles School Police Officers worked on separating teams the teams. Both teams were tangled up and not separating to their respectable sides. The police officer started to use her pepper spray to separate the teams. Players from San Pedro started to drop the ground from the pepper spray in their eyes as well as a few other non players. People rushed to get water to flush out the pepper spray.
The teams were finally separated with Venice players going to their locker room and San Pedro player boarding their bus. One San Pedro player went to the hospital for treatment and was released.
To stay on top of this story visit SportsJournalLA
The officer using pepper spray to keep the Venice and San Pedro players separated after a heated confrontation takes place during the team handshakes after the game.
#60 walks away from the handshake line. Unconfirmed at this time but #60 is the one who threw the punch.
A coach for San Pedro High School demonstrates to the officers how his players were sprayed through their face masks with pepper spray.
A San Pedro player having his eyes washed out with water.
A San Pedro player getting assistances on the bench after being sprayed with pepper spray.
Category CIF, Football, Los Angeles, Photography, Playoffs, Shooting Angle, Sports Photography, Touchdown, Venice High School, Western League
Venice High School hosted Locke High School in the first round of the CIF playoffs. Third play of the game started the down pour of points by Venice. Venice outscored Locke 66-0. Venice offense was falsely and the defense played tough and spent most of the evening in Locke’s backfield. The defense converted two turnovers for touchdowns. Venice’s quarterback Dean Sarabia threw for over 200 yards on seven completions and four touchdowns.
Venice will host San Pedro High School on Friday, November 26th.
Category Football, Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, Photography, Sports Photography, Venice High School, Western League
Venice High School travel to Hamilton High School for an afternoon game on Friday, November 5th. On the school’s website the game had a 2pm kickoff but the game kickoff at 3pm. I arrived at 1:30pm to find no one on the field. Thinking I was in the wrong place I drove around the block then noticed Venice players getting off the bus. A sense of relief came over me when I knew I was in the correct place. Once in the right place I wanted the hour and half for kickoff.
Venice takes the victory 35-7.
To see more pictures visit my flickr page.